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Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
November 15, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

Three Homers Boost Naturals to 7-3 Win on Monday in Frisco

September 5, 2023

Cayden Wallace, Javier Vaz, and Tyler Cropley all homered as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (28-29, 57-69) took the opening game of a six-game set against the Frisco RoughRiders (29-29, 60-66) at Riders Field, winning 7-3 in one of only two active Minor League games on Monday night. The two teams

Vaz Homer, Wallace Clutch Hit Give NWA 5-3 Win Tuesday

August 16, 2023

Javier Vaz homered and Cayden Wallace came through with a two-run single that lifted the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (20-19, 49-59) over the Corpus Christi Hooks (21-19, 54-55) 5-3 on Tuesday in Corpus Christi. The Naturals and Hooks continue their six-game set at Whataburger Field on Wednesday with a 6:35 PM

Top 'Nine' Moments in Fireflies History

February 27, 2023

To celebrate Black History Month, teams across the Minors are talking more about the Nine initiative, which is named after the number Jackie Robinson wore for the Montreal Royals in his lone season in Minor League Baseball. The initiative honors and celebrates black success in the sport while also encouraging

Fireflies Bookend 2022 Season with Walk-Offs

Columbia wins Sunday with a walk-off wild pitch
September 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies scored a pair of runs and took home Sunday’s season finale vs the Charleston RiverDogs 4-3 on a walk-off wild pitch Sunday evening. The Fireflies started the ninth inning with a Cayden Wallace double off Aneudy Cortorreal to kick up the pressure on Charleston. Next,

Playoff Hopes Extinguished Following 11-inning Thriller 

Fireflies Fall 11-7 to RiverDogs after rally sends it to extras
September 7, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies scored four runs after the seventh to tie the game, but couldn’t come away with a victory, falling 11-7 to the Charleston RiverDogs Wednesday night at Segra Park. The loss eliminated the Fireflies from playoff contention as the RiverDogs clinched a playoff berth at

Fireflies Bats Silenced in Finale vs Mudcats

Columbia and Carolina Split Penultimate Series of 2022 season
September 4, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies bats were shut down as they fell to the Mudcats 6-0 in the finale at Five County Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Fireflies split their final road series of the campaign to stay alive for post-season contention. The Carolina Mudcats got on the board first in

Fireflies Surrender Final Four Runs in Extra Inning Loss

Early offense not enough to earn third-consecutive win
September 1, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies gave up the final four runs after adding six in the first three innings as they lost to the Carolina Mudcats 7-6 in 10 innings Thursday night. Ben Wereski (L, 4-5) escaped a jam for Wander Arias (BS, 1) in the eighth, stranding an inherited

Late Offense Sparks 7-1 Win Over Mudcats

Columbia’s pitching staff has allowed just one run in the last three games
August 31, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Fireflies bats ignited, scoring six runs in the final four innings to upend Carolina 7-1 Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. Columbia took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. With two outs, Gavin Cross singled to right off Edwin Jimenez (L, 4-7).

Late Offense Key for Columbia in Win

Columbia scores three in sixth and seventh to claim opener
August 16, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies rallied, gaining their first lead in the seventh inning, as they toppled over Kannapolis 6-4 at Segra Park Tuesday night. Omar Hernandez came up with Javier Vaz and Jean Ramirez in scoring position in the seventh inning and only a single out. With two strikes

Fireflies Win Big in Front of Sell-Out Crowd

August 6, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – The Fireflies won 8-2 over the Charleston RiverDogs, utilizing strong pitching and a Javier Vaz homer to send the first full capacity sell-out crowd at Segra Park since 2019 home happy Saturday night. Javier Vaz welcomed the 2022 draft class to Columbia in a big way. The